Good Weather, Just Windy
Bright sunny, but breezy day as the Phillies seek to win their third straight NLCS, something no National League team has ever done.
Winds 10-15 mph with gusts 25-30 mph but diminishing as the 7:57 p.m. Giants-Phillies game progresses. The winds are coming from the northwest which means it will be to the pitchers’ advantage. It will be very difficult to hit a home run to left.
The series is the ninth one the Phillies have played in the last 36 months, Jayson Stark wrote in his Thursday ESPN.com story. That’s really something.
**Charlie (4 p.m.) and Roy-O (4:15) will be in the interview room and will be followed by Sanchez (5:30) and Bochy (5:45).
**6 p.m., all gates open (Ashburn Alley opens at 5:30). Rally towels tonight from AutoTrader.com, the Inquirer, Daily News and Philly.com.
**Hot Corner: Hot sandwiches and soups will be available in the Left Field Main Concourse to warm the tummies of the fans.
**Anthem by the Philadelphia Boys Choir and Chorale
**Ceremonial first pitch: Phillies alumnus Garry Maddox.
Phillies are 0-3 on this date in their postseason history, losing WS #5 in 1983, WS #1 in 1993 and NLCS #2 a year ago. Time is ripe for a game in the win column.